Employment in most other major industries, including mining and logging, construction, manufacturing, and transportation and warehousing, showed little change in June. The government continued to cut jobs during the month, shedding another 5,000 positions to make up a total of 65,000 in the last 12 months.
The number of long-term unemployed (those left jobless for 27 weeks or more) was essentially unchanged at 4.3m, accounting for 36.7% of the unemployed. Unemployment rates for teenagers (24%), black people (13.7%), and Hispanics (9.1%) remained stubbornly high."
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